Lafayette High School

Lafayette High School serves 1,077 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Lafayette High School operates within the Williamsburg-james City Public s School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1077 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,077 students
Lafayette High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 67 teachers
Lafayette High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Lafayette High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Lafayette High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
6%
Lafayette High School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
6%
12%
Lafayette High School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
25%
25%
Lafayette High School Black (1993-2012)
White
62%
53%
Lafayette High School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Lafayette High School Sch Ethnicity Lafayette High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.55 0.41
Lafayette High School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
19%
32%
Lafayette High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
7%
Lafayette High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,797 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Williamsburg-james City Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
8
Number of Students Managed 11,797 3,801
Williamsburg-james City Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 79% 77%
Williamsburg-james City Public s School District Graduation Rate (1995-2009)
District Total Revenue $144 MM $43 MM
Williamsburg-james City Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $143 MM $42 MM
Williamsburg-james City Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,658 $11,282
Williamsburg-james City Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,550 $11,065
Williamsburg-james City Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Warhill High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Eastern St. Hosp. Ed. Prg (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is D.j. Montague Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • WilliamsburgWarhill High School
    4615 Opportunity Way
    WilliamsburgVA 23188
    (757)565-4615
    1.4 mi | 1136 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • WilliamsburgD.j. Montague Elementary School
    5380 Centerville Rd
    WilliamsburgVA 23188
    (757)258-3022
    1.6 mi | 431 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • WilliamsburgEastern St. Hosp. Ed. Prg
    Special Education School
    4601 Ironbound Rd B11
    WilliamsburgVA 23187
    (757)253-4250
    Special Education School

    2.4 mi | n/a students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • WilliamsburgBerkeley Middle School
    1118 Ironbound Rd
    WilliamsburgVA 23185
    (757)229-8051
    2.5 mi | 936 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • WilliamsburgJ Blaine Blayton Elementary School
    800 Jolly Pond Rd
    WilliamsburgVA 23188
    (757)565-9300
    2.8 mi | 519 students | Gr. PK-5                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 15, 2012 - My oldest son graduated from Lafayette in 2010 and had a wonderful high school experience. My daughter is now a senior at LHS and struggles a bit more with school. The counselors have been excellent at guiding her throughout the last 4 years and she now has goals of attending college. It is a great school rich in history. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended December 14, 2009 - I withdrew my child from Lafayette due to the negative experiences she suffered there. Language, sexual propositions, cigarettes, suicidal child, immoral skits in drama class. Do NOT send your child to this school. - Posted by Parent

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Did You Know?
Williamsburg, VA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.20, which is lower than the Virginia average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Williamsburg is James River Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.